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Have a look at this site. They specialise in hedges and there are several evergreen shrubs with photos there. What about Cotoneaster Franchtii? It also has red berries for the birds. Plant a mixture of evergreens repeating them along the row. Plant about a metre apart.
Photinia is a bush and a plant! But really it is known as a shrub. Eleagnus is another good one and Eleagnus Gilt Edge has green and yellow leaves. Choisya is another, don't know if it's on that site it can spread out a bit.
Lots of lovely stuff you can grow. Any way you can make the border a bit wider? It's going to be quite tight to get much in there. And are you set on evergreens. It's nice to have something for all times of year. Mahonias give early spring yellow, and Viburnun tinus a bit later. The variegated euonymus are smaller but quite bright. Eleagnus ebbingeii has a wonderfulscent just when you don't expect it in autumn.
I wouldn't just line them all up to hide the fence. Have a few groups with some flowers in amongst them.
Photoinia is a shrub or bush, all the things growing out there are plants. Good luck, sounds like agood project
I would always reccommend growing a tree that is going to help the envoroment around you. Confirs don't give much back and are very good at drying the ground and making it accidic. Have you thought about buying trees like the ones offered here:http://www.woodlandtrustshop.com/category/68-tree-mixes.aspx (Just gave you this link to help give an idea of good trees to plant ) that feed wildlife or even you!
I forgot to put in the site link above! http://www.best4hedging.co.uk/acatalog/Cotoneaster_Franchetii.html
This site has tons of plant ideas. Evergreens and loads more...
lloyd- kids eh?
Lots of good advice from everyone and I agree with nutcutlet about making it wider as it sounds like you have plenty of room there and it would give balance. Kids are pretty hard on gardens so shrubs and plants which will stand up to footballs being kicked into them etc are a good idea! Climbers as a backdrop for the fence help to break it up while everything establishes and a focal point tree would be lovely- there's so many to choose from depending on yur soil and aspect etc. Good luck with it !
Take your time as well, no rush, get it right
You could always give the children a little patch of garden each and some seeds. Nastutiums are quick to germinate, seeds big enough to handle, colourful and edible. Radishes are easyand need a lot of watering, so mini-watering can could be fun! When it warms up French beans are fun for children, not too tall, quick growing and can be given to Mummy to cook. Need a better summer than last year though! While they are so little they will need help, but they will grow up quicker than you realise. I can't believe that mine are now producing grandchildren!